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Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Mephiloco
I don't own one because they're too big/heavy for...

I don't own one because they're too big/heavy for casual photography, but over the past few years nearly every on set photographer has switched from Canon to Sony or the Leica SL.

The big pro is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3,756
Posted By Mephiloco
If you have six months to go without your gear...

If you have six months to go without your gear and are ok with no updates, Don is the best.

Otherwise....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By Mephiloco
You can get them in the states off amazon, ebay,...

You can get them in the states off amazon, ebay, etc.

Related: I'd probably just buy one new; they're $280 on amazon with Prime shipping. Used they go for about $240. For me $40 is worth the quicker...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Mephiloco
If you're not having problems with uniformity...

If you're not having problems with uniformity then I'd keep the monitors you have.

Newer monitors will have 100% coverage of nearly everything, more features etc but if you're staying inside one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Mephiloco
Here's an update in case anyone in the future...

Here's an update in case anyone in the future runs into the same problem.

Cameraquest declined to work on it for obvious reasons (Repairing a DIY would be a huge time suck for their techs with no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Mephiloco
Oh perfect. I got in touch with Youxin a while...

Oh perfect. I got in touch with Youxin a while back and he said he'd never worked on an Ultron, though I guess it has been a few years.

I'll get in touch with the head bartender and test my luck
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Mephiloco
I've been driving myself crazy trying to repair...

I've been driving myself crazy trying to repair it myself.

Been going back and forth between adjusting the front and the back but can never get everything to line up at the same time. Either the RF...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Mephiloco
Where to send Ultron for repair

I have a 35mm Ultron that doesn't focus right. Anyone know someone who has experience working on CV lenses that doesn't take 6 months?

Thanks
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Mephiloco
It goes on sale with rebate every few months for...

It goes on sale with rebate every few months for this price, usually with a 50pack of Lustre paper. No complaints about the printer, works great, nothing touches it for under $500.

It's a little...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Mephiloco
Just used it to get a V3 summicron for $780...

Just used it to get a V3 summicron for $780 shipped. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-02-2016
Replies: 392
Views: 67,222
Posted By Mephiloco
It's a few things for me. 1) Digital M's are...

It's a few things for me.

1) Digital M's are overpriced in my opinion and the depreciation is substantial, whereas even now very little of my gear has sold for a loss, even after having used it for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 11,529
Posted By Mephiloco
Baltars are great. I hate how much they've gone...

Baltars are great. I hate how much they've gone up in value in the last few years, missed my chance to pick up a set.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,118
Posted By Mephiloco
I've got a ton of emulsions and thousands upon...

I've got a ton of emulsions and thousands upon thousands of feet of cine film, but I can't remember the last time I loaded up something other than Tri-X. In the off chance I stray from Tri-X it's to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 7,826
Posted By Mephiloco
I'm on my 3rd and best 50/1.2. I've gotten great...

I'm on my 3rd and best 50/1.2. I've gotten great shots with it over the years but now it sits, waiting to be sold now that I have a C-Sonnar and a A7s. Hate that the market for them has pretty much...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-22-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,592
Posted By Mephiloco
I think most people would see a digital black and...

I think most people would see a digital black and white camera and respond with "that's stupid". The differences between converting and shooting b&w natively are minimal compared to what they...
Forum: Travel 02-16-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,976
Posted By Mephiloco
I get the feeling some people in this thread...

I get the feeling some people in this thread haven't been to the South much. We're just a bunch of slack jawed rednecks down here, somehow responsible for the bulk of this country's cultural cachet....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By Mephiloco
Angenieux doesn't make primes

Angenieux doesn't make primes
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By Mephiloco
24" offset for a Chapman Peewee dolly. Camera...

24" offset for a Chapman Peewee dolly.

Camera looks to be a Red, lenses are Cooke S4's
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,576
Posted By Mephiloco
So does that explain why lensrentals is the only...

So does that explain why lensrentals is the only rental house that has consistently disappointed me ?
Forum: RFF News 02-05-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 11,079
Posted By Mephiloco
I was referring to the 35mm, which would be short...

I was referring to the 35mm, which would be short ends. Their prices for the 35mm are pricey considering 500T short ends can be had for a song. You can get fresh 400' cans for under $100 regularly...
Forum: RFF News 02-04-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 11,079
Posted By Mephiloco
My cans say Kodak :\

My cans say Kodak :\
Forum: RFF News 02-04-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 11,079
Posted By Mephiloco
That's expensive for Kodak short ends, imo

That's expensive for Kodak short ends, imo
Forum: RFF News 01-08-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6,257
Posted By Mephiloco
Film is still pretty common on big shows. We shot...

Film is still pretty common on big shows. We shot Jurassic World mostly on 5219. Magnificent 7 we used 5207 and 5219 while shooting 4 perf anamorphic (same exact cameras that shot Star Wars). Just...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-11-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 20,180
Posted By Mephiloco
I'd put money on an A9 not having 4k recording,...

I'd put money on an A9 not having 4k recording, dual memory slots, or the high iso. Maybe higher ISO, but not on the level of the A7S.

In my opinion I think Sony has done a good thing with their...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,639
Posted By Mephiloco
If you shoot XAVC-S you'll have avi files as...

If you shoot XAVC-S you'll have avi files as opposed to MTS. You have to have minimum a 64gb card that is at least UHS-1 to use XAVC-S.

If for some reason you're shooting AVCHD over XAVC-S, you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By Mephiloco
Pretty much no PL Lenses can illuminate a full...

Pretty much no PL Lenses can illuminate a full 35mm sensor, not even Master Primes. You'd also have to remove the mirror on the 5D/7D. An alternative would be throwing an PL mount on a A7S and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By Mephiloco
A Pen produces 4 Perf negs, Super35 is 4 perf....

A Pen produces 4 Perf negs, Super35 is 4 perf. Winner Winner chicken dinner. Cut that in half and you have cinemascope. One thing to consider is that none of your still lenses will have the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-21-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 13,010
Posted By Mephiloco
There's more to a panel than resolution. Not...

There's more to a panel than resolution. Not being 10 or 12 bit kills it
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,081
Posted By Mephiloco
They're just taking short ends of 5219 and...

They're just taking short ends of 5219 and removing the Remjet. That's it. "Not Optimized for the range of shutter speeds" is bs. They're just trying to make it sound like they're doing more than...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mephiloco
Took me over 10 months to get my M2 which was...

Took me over 10 months to get my M2 which was just having the rangefinder arm replaced back from DAG.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,665
Posted By Mephiloco
I've been in the same position. Was going to buy...

I've been in the same position. Was going to buy an 8800F off ebay but they seem to have a problem with the power cables breaking (and its impossible to find a replacement that doesn't cost more than...
Forum: Photo Software 09-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mephiloco
Minolta CA-210?

Minolta CA-210?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Mephiloco
I think all my ltm-> M adapters are no name...

I think all my ltm-> M adapters are no name adapters, never a problem for me, save some issues every now and then with there not being cutouts for infinity locks. Other than that, Heavystar is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,958
Posted By Mephiloco
I played with one recently and it's ok, depending...

I played with one recently and it's ok, depending on what you're doing and your budget. The dynamic range is nice, not the best I've seen but for the price point there's no competition, especially...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,082
Posted By Mephiloco
I have a user 35/1.7 i've been thinking of...

I have a user 35/1.7 i've been thinking of parting with. It's optically pristine, bought it off here a few years ago, one of my favorite lenses ever. Downside is that the previous owner tried...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,743
Posted By Mephiloco
I know I'm in the minority but I really like the...

I know I'm in the minority but I really like the Leica M9-P Hermes edition. If I could get a cameraleather that color I would in a heartbeat. So, if someone can like the Leica Hermes, I imagine...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
Here's an update. I sent a message to the buyer,...

Here's an update. I sent a message to the buyer, he's been really nice, I sent a brief 'You have my money and my lens, please return one of them, Thanks' which might've come off as rude. He...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
I think this is the 3rd time I've been screwed on...

I think this is the 3rd time I've been screwed on ebay. Twice as a seller, once as a buyer. I had the bad luck of being screwed as a buyer back when ebay protected buyers, now I get screwed as a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
I'll cross that bridge if I come to it, right now...

I'll cross that bridge if I come to it, right now I'm just hoping he responds and simplifies this whole ordeal with a cure to the situation. My girlfriend happens to be taking the bar right now as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
understandable. I got upset this past week...

understandable. I got upset this past week because our mail carriers simply don't deliver the mail if it's raining here (not even kidding), and I got fed up and called the post office and they came...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
Just got off the phone with ebay. They explained...

Just got off the phone with ebay. They explained that the appeals process is not an appeals process in a way.

When I 'appealed' I was appealing their decision to refund the payment based on it not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
Ebay isn't my business. I was merely selling...

Ebay isn't my business. I was merely selling something online. I don't think being late to put a tracking number online warrants theft. Lucky for me the guy that bought the lens is a lawyer in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
I shipped the lens, marked it as shipped, didn't...

I shipped the lens, marked it as shipped, didn't put in a tracking number. He filed a claim saying he hadn't received it on July 2nd I think. Due to work and the holiday I couldn't get the tracking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
I sent him a brief message saying that he has my...

I sent him a brief message saying that he has my lens and my money and to please return either one of them.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
there's been no mention of that whatsoever. Done...

there's been no mention of that whatsoever. Done with the first rep, on to the second. Apparently the issue is that I didn't put the tracking number in before the buyer filed a claim, to which I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
I put in the shipping information and tracking...

I put in the shipping information and tracking information before appealing, but apparently on ebay if someone doesn't put in tracking information, you get the item for free outright. I can't find...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Mephiloco
What to do with a bad ebay sale?

I tried selling some gear on here and it didn't sell, went to ebay. Everything went fine except one item, bought by a guy with 100% feedback (1580 or something). Sold a CV 21/4 for $295. I shipped...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By Mephiloco
Canon 50/1.2 Close Focus Tinkering

My 50/1.2 has never focussed to infinity since i bought it off the classifieds here. It sticks between 50ft and inf (though hyperfocal should be pretty great after 50ft even at 1.2). Anyways, I...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-21-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 12,100
Posted By Mephiloco
The Genesis predates 4k and can't honestly be...

The Genesis predates 4k and can't honestly be considered in the same league as the Alexa and the Red. The Genesis just sits on shelves. I've worked one show with a Genesis and the only reason we...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-21-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 12,100
Posted By Mephiloco
Well, I don't know if I'd say Sony 'competes'...

Well, I don't know if I'd say Sony 'competes' with Arri. Sony currently has one cine camera that competes and it's still new and experiencing substantial 'problems'. Sony definitely beat Panavision...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-27-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 15,896
Posted By Mephiloco
Good luck getting in touch with Don. He had my...

Good luck getting in touch with Don. He had my camera for 7 months before I ever heard anything.
Forum: Travel 06-01-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 5,196
Posted By Mephiloco
The last time I was in Rio I was robbed at gun...

The last time I was in Rio I was robbed at gun point on Copa and had a camera lifted. It was at the tail end of a 5 week trip spanning 3 or 4 states, starting and ending in Rio. First time I stayed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,355
Posted By Mephiloco
Got my beater M2 off Ritz/Collectiblecamera.com a...

Got my beater M2 off Ritz/Collectiblecamera.com a few years ago for a song. Had no issues with it other than those stated when I bought it. Pinholes in a curtain and some dings to the top plate. ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-24-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 12,690
Posted By Mephiloco
I have a GXR on the way and was wondering what...

I have a GXR on the way and was wondering what non-M, non fd lenses to look into that are worth throwing on it.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-23-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 12,606
Posted By Mephiloco
I would love one but, like many, find the cost to...

I would love one but, like many, find the cost to be prohibitive. The idea of a M9 makes more sense to me with the decreasing amount of choices as far as color stock goes. Tri-X is still around and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 11,026
Posted By Mephiloco
I like the M7 Hermes edition, imo the best...

I like the M7 Hermes edition, imo the best looking non 'standard' Leica there ever was. I see the M7 Hermes as being more collectable than the M9P-Hermes; I'd be surprised if all the M9P-Hermes...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,748
Posted By Mephiloco
I bought a FS4000US a few years ago with no film...

I bought a FS4000US a few years ago with no film strip holders for about $50 new because the holders are difficult to find. I called up Canon in New Jersey and had to make a few phone calls, hardest...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mephiloco
Well if that's the case, I know a screw fell out...

Well if that's the case, I know a screw fell out of the front a while back, I guess I'll need to unpack the camera and test this out.

Edit: Just unpacked it, the screw on the bottom left was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mephiloco
Yeah the stripes go over the sprocket holes. My...

Yeah the stripes go over the sprocket holes. My research leads me to believe it's a capping issue, the stripes make me think there's a light leak too
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mephiloco
What's wrong with my IIIc

I got a IIIc over a year ago here and have run maybe 5 rolls of film through it. First one came out fine with the blank frames near the ending looking weird (light leak I think), the camera sat for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-24-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 16,255
Posted By Mephiloco
I'd get one if the prices were to ever go down. ...

I'd get one if the prices were to ever go down. > $1000 is still too much for me given the age and the specs, and considering 50mm is the closest thing to a 'tele' that I ever shoot.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-23-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,346
Posted By Mephiloco
As far as I know there is only one B&W digital...

As far as I know there is only one B&W digital camera that takes M Mount lenses, and it has a tiny sensor.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 17,475
Posted By Mephiloco
The only 'problem' with the jupiter 8 is it's...

The only 'problem' with the jupiter 8 is it's 'cheap' construction. I have never had a single problem with either of mine, they're easy to take apart and tweak etc, but when compared to other lenses...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 7,108
Posted By Mephiloco
I'd take the Leica or the Nikon. They're smaller...

I'd take the Leica or the Nikon. They're smaller and provide great negatives in their own right (comparing to the Hasselblad's capabilities). The Hassy can get big and cumbersome and on trips you...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-04-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,767
Posted By Mephiloco
If there were a wider offering I'd be sold. 28mm...

If there were a wider offering I'd be sold. 28mm never seemed wide enough to me, 21 equivalent and I'm sold 100%. It still looks to be a winner to me even without a wider lens in the initial...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 15,632
Posted By Mephiloco
Can't hurt to stock up on film stock regardless. ...

Can't hurt to stock up on film stock regardless. Once Tri-X is gone I'm done with film, hopefully there will be a better full frame body that'll take my lenses than the M9 at that time, if not, oh...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,832
Posted By Mephiloco
I just sold my M5 and still have a Bessa R and an...

I just sold my M5 and still have a Bessa R and an M2, and somewhere I have a IIIc (left at a crawfish boil about a year ago and haven't gotten around to going to get it). I've been shooting with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,836
Posted By Mephiloco
On my trip I carried around my M2 with a 21/4. ...

On my trip I carried around my M2 with a 21/4. When it got too dark for the 21/4 I went to the 50/2 Jupiter 8 or my Canon 50/1.2. Unfortunately my Ultron 'broke' during my trip so I had to go 21/50...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 14,542
Posted By Mephiloco
It's just packaging, no actual film being...

It's just packaging, no actual film being discontinued. I think Tri-X and Portra will stick around for a while, everything else on the Kodak side is in danger. Everyone is hoping/believing that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mephiloco
I was wondering if anyone has played with the...

I was wondering if anyone has played with the vision film yet. I've got a lot of 200t, probably 2000' or so that I don't know what to do with, thinking about just shooting it and throwing it in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-21-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,534
Posted By Mephiloco
I just saw the Givers about a week ago, luckily...

I just saw the Givers about a week ago, luckily no ankles were broken this time around
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 8,408
Posted By Mephiloco
If you're patient you can always find a deal on a...

If you're patient you can always find a deal on a lens. You can ALWAYS get a usable jupiter 8 for under $50, usually a lot less. You can grab a Elmar 90/4 for about $100, usually cheaper. For 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By Mephiloco
I paid $400 for my M2 with a hole in a shutter...

I paid $400 for my M2 with a hole in a shutter curtain (which I repaired myself), $500 for my M5 in full working order, and $180 for my Bessa R
Forum: Travel 02-04-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,597
Posted By Mephiloco
I bring my M2 to Mardi Gras every year, never...

I bring my M2 to Mardi Gras every year, never greeked it once. Last year I did drop it though, had to get a new beamsplitter and what not. I can't imagine anyone trying to steal your gear, but I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-26-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,978
Posted By Mephiloco
The cost of making a full frame digital, or even...

The cost of making a full frame digital, or even a cropped frame digital, is significantly higher than making a film equivalent. The cost and engineering required to make the Zeiss Ikon were nothing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mephiloco
Alright. Here's what I've done. I talked my...

Alright. Here's what I've done.

I talked my cousin into getting a real wedding photographer, I explained to her that I've never done a wedding, and it's not my 'style' and that I dont feel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mephiloco
I was thinking a 5dMk2 or 7d with a 70-200 and a...

I was thinking a 5dMk2 or 7d with a 70-200 and a flash around my neck, IIIc with the 21/4, M5 with the 50/1.2, and the M2 with the 35/1.7. The canon around my neck while the others stay in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mephiloco
Shooting a Wedding

I've just been asked to shoot my cousin's wedding this coming fall on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I don't want to turn her down, but I also don't want to go in and do a terrible job. That being...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-16-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,829
Posted By Mephiloco
Lens Hood? I've not needed a lens hood on any...

Lens Hood? I've not needed a lens hood on any currently manufactured modern digital lens. My 17-50/2.8 came with one but is very very rarely used, I doubt that the X100 will have flare problems to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By Mephiloco
It's worth pointing out that Olympus has been...

It's worth pointing out that Olympus has been making really good zooms for years, while Nikon and Canon zooms max out at 2.8, the Olympus equivalents are 2.0. There was also a Canon zoom for Super8...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2011
Replies: 147
Views: 53,057
Posted By Mephiloco
The elmar is worth it on a IIIc/f whatever simply...

The elmar is worth it on a IIIc/f whatever simply due to the size. If you can live with the slowness, the annoying aperture 'ring', and the lack of common filters, it's a great compact lens. If i'm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-11-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 9,522
Posted By Mephiloco
Here are a few off my last roll that I shot, all...

Here are a few off my last roll that I shot, all from New Year's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 20,447
Posted By Mephiloco
Arista Premium+Rodinal. Cheapest combo there is,...

Arista Premium+Rodinal. Cheapest combo there is, and very very versatile. You can pull it down to 100 (probably further) and push to 12800 and further. D76 is also pretty good.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-10-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,391
Posted By Mephiloco
I didn't realize when I was buying my camera gear...

I didn't realize when I was buying my camera gear that it was intended to be an heirloom, I just use it to take pictures. While film is viable now, who's to say all our RF gear won't be obsolete in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,391
Posted By Mephiloco
The Leica X1 is doing fairly well, without the...

The Leica X1 is doing fairly well, without the luxury of a newer 'outdated sensor', a viewfinder (unique or otherwise), slower fixed lens, etc.

I don't understand why on RFF of all places people...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By Mephiloco
I'm tempted just because I need a new front ring...

I'm tempted just because I need a new front ring that says 'ULTRON etc' on it, as mine got ruined by the previous owner. Maybe it'll be easy to put together having a working one right next to it, as...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-27-2010
Replies: 86
Views: 9,769
Posted By Mephiloco
I thought about an R-D1 several times... the crop...

I thought about an R-D1 several times... the crop factor is what killed it for me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,649
Posted By Mephiloco
nooo I wanted that rewing crank :(

nooo I wanted that rewing crank :(
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-22-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,810
Posted By Mephiloco
The Fuji GSW690 is also an advanced point and...

The Fuji GSW690 is also an advanced point and shoot :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mephiloco
I dont think taping the m8 is going to prevent...

I dont think taping the m8 is going to prevent any theft. I went with my now ex and we had a gun pulled on us for her crappy 2 megapixel nikon p&s and about R$20 of our R$800. Just keep it put away...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2010
Replies: 323
Views: 26,065
Posted By Mephiloco
The higher end canon dslrs (and nikons for that...

The higher end canon dslrs (and nikons for that matter too) I simply cannot use anymore. I went from film slr's to digital and still have my t90 (which is rarely ever used), and I cannot take...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-20-2010
Replies: 137
Views: 14,310
Posted By Mephiloco
35 was my FL with my film slrs, I sold off all my...

35 was my FL with my film slrs, I sold off all my non 35mm lenses in FD mount since they were never used. When I got my first rangefinder, I got a 35 with it. I only started using 50's again...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 10,001
Posted By Mephiloco
I've not looked through much of his work, but his...

I've not looked through much of his work, but his method makes sense, I don't think I have the balls (as someone else said) to do that. I work in an environment where if you're using a flash, it's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-19-2010
Replies: 139
Views: 11,882
Posted By Mephiloco
You're talking about Leica during the days when...

You're talking about Leica during the days when film was still king. All the others have surpassed Leica in R&D and Leica is still trying to catch up. I don't see how that is Leica bashing. The S1...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By Mephiloco
I can't ever seem to find a camera bag that works...

I can't ever seem to find a camera bag that works for me. The best I have is a cheap promaster one which is good because it's shallow, no need for those deep cavernous pockets with rangefinders. It...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-19-2010
Replies: 139
Views: 11,882
Posted By Mephiloco
I doubt a Leica will ever have IS or dust...

I doubt a Leica will ever have IS or dust removal. Quite simply, Leica (the camera division) is not a technology company, they aren't good with electronics, they pride themselves in reliability...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,649
Posted By Mephiloco
Woops, Almost said I'd take the Portra, but I...

Woops, Almost said I'd take the Portra, but I don't know what to do with unperforated film, best to leave it to someone who can make good use of it :(
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 6,933
Posted By Mephiloco
Schools help a lot with keeping film around. I...

Schools help a lot with keeping film around. I took a photography class a few years ago as an elective (easy A) and you could only shoot film, some people had digital but it was much harder for them...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 8,188
Posted By Mephiloco
I was offered a hassy 500cm kit with a 80mm, a...

I was offered a hassy 500cm kit with a 80mm, a 150 and a 250, 6 a12 backs, the big grip thing, 2 220 backs, a polaroid back, and a lot of rolls of film for about $1500. Included the hip finder, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-30-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,638
Posted By Mephiloco
He's had my m2 + lens since april, I've not heard...

He's had my m2 + lens since april, I've not heard anything since he received it despite having emailed him a few times, will try calling soon. I was supposed to have it back by may/june for a trip I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,285
Posted By Mephiloco
20 packs on short date special for $35 for 20x36....

20 packs on short date special for $35 for 20x36. I just ordered 6 rolls a few weeks back, guess it's time to order another 20 rolls of arista premium and 20 of legacy pro


Edit: Just ordered a 20...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,196
Posted By Mephiloco
Rodinal is still easily attained, freestyle still...

Rodinal is still easily attained, freestyle still has it. Never shot agfa scala though due to my tendency to self process
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-29-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 8,686
Posted By Mephiloco
I'd go for the 17 inch over any of the 15's, it...

I'd go for the 17 inch over any of the 15's, it an all around better laptop and it's more 'future proof' than the 15. I almost bought a 15 for work and luckily didn't as it would've turned out to be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-14-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,182
Posted By Mephiloco
You should get paid and screen credit. Too bad...

You should get paid and screen credit. Too bad it's for TV, as TV shows of this sort are very rarely union shows, had it been union you could've used this as an opportunity to join the camera guild...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-11-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 6,907
Posted By Mephiloco
I was wondering the same. I've never used a...

I was wondering the same. I've never used a Contax, or even seen one in person (let alone held one), but figure they can't be that bad, especially considering how much cheaper the lenses are...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-10-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Mephiloco
I have an old elmar 90 that I picked up for...

I have an old elmar 90 that I picked up for pretty much nothing due to coating damage (fungus), performs amazingly. If you want something faster the canon 85/1.9 is pretty cheap, and the 100/3.5 too.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-10-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,998
Posted By Mephiloco
I don't know how useful a 3d photo is, seems...

I don't know how useful a 3d photo is, seems kinda gimmicky. Also no 3d video, sensors/lenses are possibly too close (on the x-axis) for a very pronounced 3d effect, and f12. The 3d part aside, the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-06-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 10,071
Posted By Mephiloco
wouldn't be the R5, but an updated fixed lens RF...

wouldn't be the R5, but an updated fixed lens RF could be fun, though not sure it could be sold at a price point which would rival the canonets etc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,842
Posted By Mephiloco
I've been stopped several times with my Leicas,...

I've been stopped several times with my Leicas, most of the time it gets me rep or a date. It's also gotten me jobs before.

I've had DP's I work with make comments to the effect of 'you shoot...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By Mephiloco
Damn. Just noticed Cameraquest is now out of the...

Damn. Just noticed Cameraquest is now out of the used 21/4's. I waited too long to find a finder I guess :(
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By Mephiloco
I'm in the same boat. I'm looking at picking up...

I'm in the same boat. I'm looking at picking up a 21/4, but would need a finder. I have a multifinder I could use until I got an idea of the field of view of the 21mm lens, but the finder is huge...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-02-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By Mephiloco
Nikonos 20mm Finder??

I'm tempted to get a CV 21/4 lens, found one for a good price but unfortunately it doesn't come with a finder. It seems most finders are $150+, which would bring the lens/finder combo to just under...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,199
Posted By Mephiloco
Out of curiosity, how much was being asked for...

Out of curiosity, how much was being asked for the lens/combo ? I buy beater lenses from time to time if the price is right and have been surprised with the results on all occasions. My Elmar 90/4...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-28-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 13,221
Posted By Mephiloco
If the X100 does well I think Fuji would continue...

If the X100 does well I think Fuji would continue to do as they have done in the past with their Pro line of cameras. If they determine it'll be profitable, I'm sure they'll make a few models of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2010
Replies: 100
Views: 6,149
Posted By Mephiloco
I want a Sweenified j3 :(

I want a Sweenified j3 :(
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2010
Replies: 100
Views: 6,149
Posted By Mephiloco
Nikon mount :( I was about to grab one for...

Nikon mount :(

I was about to grab one for $249 if it was LTM
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2010
Replies: 100
Views: 6,149
Posted By Mephiloco
There's the Summarit in the classifieds...

There's the Summarit in the classifieds (connection to seller: it's me).

Personally, if f2 is fast enough, I stand by using a Jupiter8. I have a good copy and at f2 it gives better results than...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-20-2010
Replies: 101
Views: 16,908
Posted By Mephiloco
At probably less than the cost of a used m8,...

At probably less than the cost of a used m8, probably 1/8th of the price of an M9, and possibly as much as an M6, I can see more people going for this than an M9 based on price and the shortcomings...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,725
Posted By Mephiloco
I can't see this costing more than an X1. It's a...

I can't see this costing more than an X1. It's a fixed lens aps-c sensor camera. I can't see a fixed lens non full frame costing more than a Leica X1, and to price it within even a few hundred...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,725
Posted By Mephiloco
I don't see the issue with the camera being fixed...

I don't see the issue with the camera being fixed lens. The bulk of the cameras that fuji has been putting out for the past 10+ years have been fixed lens. This allows them to control the variables...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-14-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5,526
Posted By Mephiloco
Don's had a camera and lens of mine since June...

Don's had a camera and lens of mine since June 4th or so. Still haven't heard anything since him emailing me to confirm he received the items.

Luckily I picked up a new body (+backup) and a backup...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,840
Posted By Mephiloco
Fashion photography is one application where a...

Fashion photography is one application where a hasselblad just makes sense.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-09-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,474
Posted By Mephiloco
you can get a new 50/2 hexanon for $250? Was not...

you can get a new 50/2 hexanon for $250? Was not aware.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 9,435
Posted By Mephiloco
I've scanned negs in similar condition, though I...

I've scanned negs in similar condition, though I had some great scanners at my disposal, drum scanners, and then some superres flatbeds.

I never rewet or did anything to the emulsion, ever, I just...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,817
Posted By Mephiloco
I shoot b&w for a few reasons. It's cheaper...

I shoot b&w for a few reasons. It's cheaper (considering the quality) and I have more control over my final product. Also, the lack of a good high speed color stock leaves a lot to be desired. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 4,565
Posted By Mephiloco
The Cl is a little louder, smaller, shorter ebl,...

The Cl is a little louder, smaller, shorter ebl, a counter intuitive meter, and not a great selection of framelines (imo) along with no preview lever. Also it's more 'plastic' and near the end of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 3,789
Posted By Mephiloco
Slr. In particular, I'm thinking a Canon T90. ...

Slr. In particular, I'm thinking a Canon T90. Despite being electronic, that thing is a damned tank, hence it's nickname 'The Tank'. Ugly as sin, heavy, but with all the features you could want in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-03-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 7,594
Posted By Mephiloco
I've only started using slower lenses more, as...

I've only started using slower lenses more, as I've started doing more things during the daytime and the need for a faster lens isn't as crucial. The size/weight difference going from a Canon 85/1.9...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 4,565
Posted By Mephiloco
If you get the body and need a lens, I'm sure...

If you get the body and need a lens, I'm sure someone can offer you up a J8 or an Industar. I have an extra Jupiter 8 I could give up that is in absolute mint condition. The industar is scratched...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 4,565
Posted By Mephiloco
Depending on what compromises you're willing to...

Depending on what compromises you're willing to make, you can get a good lens and stay in budget. A good jupiter8 will cost you nothing and takes amazing pictures and is ok as far as speed at 50/2. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 4,565
Posted By Mephiloco
M2 is great for 50 and wider, no meter, and you...

M2 is great for 50 and wider, no meter, and you can get them routinely in working order for $400 - $550.

Personally, I like the M5, but some people think it's too big and don't like the spot meter,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-01-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,548
Posted By Mephiloco
There have been a few 50/1.2 for sale here...

There have been a few 50/1.2 for sale here recently. I missed the first one (went for $400 iirc) and then got the 2nd ($440), which unfortunately has a slight problem with the focus ring, about to...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-31-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 25,350
Posted By Mephiloco
I have a M2, a M5, and a Bessa R. All work...

I have a M2, a M5, and a Bessa R. All work perfectly and function great, though the R is missing the self timer lever (which I never use anyways). I'd trade any one of them for a digital M camera,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-31-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 22,552
Posted By Mephiloco
As far as I know, most people with micro4/3...

As far as I know, most people with micro4/3 bodies aren't using legacy lenses, and are younger people using autofocus micro4/3 lenses.

I merely stated that the lens sounds like an incredibly niche...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,416
Posted By Mephiloco
You should be aware that the Jupiter 8, if a good...

You should be aware that the Jupiter 8, if a good copy, is an amazing lens. It's my 50 of choice when I don't need more speed, though the non clicking aperture makes it a litle more tricky on non...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-30-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,542
Posted By Mephiloco
I used Pancro to clean the insides, it worked ok,...

I used Pancro to clean the insides, it worked ok, there's still some haze, but it's better than it was. I figure I'll source a good cleaner for internal use and order some of that. I figure if we...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-30-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,542
Posted By Mephiloco
Hey Brian. I was unable to get the rear element...

Hey Brian. I was unable to get the rear element out through the back, it will not unscrew at all. Ended up going through the front with no problems, now I just have a problem with focussing to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-30-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,542
Posted By Mephiloco
Blah, I got the spanner off, but the rear element...

Blah, I got the spanner off, but the rear element is completely stuck, no amount on hand torquing is doing anything. Guess I can always try to figure out why the focus ring is sticking right before...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-30-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,542
Posted By Mephiloco
What kind of cleaner do you use to get rid of...

What kind of cleaner do you use to get rid of haze? just methyl alcohol? peroxide?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 22,552
Posted By Mephiloco
I could care less if this lens is real or not, if...

I could care less if this lens is real or not, if it is, I can't see it selling well at all. Most people with Micro 4/3 don't want to manually focus a lens, and trying to manually focus this lens...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 25,023
Posted By Mephiloco
Schneider still makes a 25mm/f.95 in c-mount that...

Schneider still makes a 25mm/f.95 in c-mount that performs beautifully, though the msrp is something like $1700
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-11-2010
Replies: 258
Views: 17,448
Posted By Mephiloco
I don't think of film as expensive considering...

I don't think of film as expensive considering the value it presents. For example, if I were to use my dslr and had nothing else, I would take far less pictures mostly due to the bulk of the digital...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,756
Posted By Mephiloco
m4-2. It's newer, in working order, and can use...

m4-2. It's newer, in working order, and can use lenses wider than 50mm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By Mephiloco
All of my ltm->M adapters are generics and I've...

All of my ltm->M adapters are generics and I've not had any issues. I might even have an extra lying around that I could spare. I only had one for the longest time and it was a little annoying...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mephiloco
I started with an M2, now have the M2 (though...

I started with an M2, now have the M2 (though it's being repaired), a Bessa R, and an M5.

The M5 is my main camera, my lenses are 35-50-85 and all faster than f2. They focus beautifully on the M5...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-07-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mephiloco
There's always the Canon 85/1.9 which isn't 'that...

There's always the Canon 85/1.9 which isn't 'that far' off in terms of focal length. You can pick up a copy for under your budget, thought it is a bigger (and heavier) lens, due to the f1.9. I had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,954
Posted By Mephiloco
Any special reason for coming to my neck of the...

Any special reason for coming to my neck of the woods this weekend, or just getting out of dodge for a few days?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-30-2010
Replies: 189
Views: 31,995
Posted By Mephiloco
I use a cheap promaster bag. Right now it...

I use a cheap promaster bag. Right now it carries my M5 with my summarit attached (usually), my Bessa with a 35/2.5, my ultron 35/1.7, 2 jupiter 8's, a flash, a meter, and an industar 61, as well as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 4,771
Posted By Mephiloco
I've never gone over $500 for a lens or body. ...

I've never gone over $500 for a lens or body. Most expensive lens is for my dslr, and it's a 17-50/2.8.

As far as my Leica gear goes, what I have now cost me about $1700. That includes a M2, an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 19,985
Posted By Mephiloco
Just get an m5 :)

Just get an m5 :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
Posted By Mephiloco
I would call KEH or email them, state that the...

I would call KEH or email them, state that the lens you received was different than the one stated online (yours not having a built in hood) and mention the oil on the blades, even if it is a small...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 7,681
Posted By Mephiloco
Anyways, I have some other pictures from that...

Anyways, I have some other pictures from that roll, which were shot at more like 200 ISO, and they're definite keepers. I basically shot everywhere betwenn 200 and 3200 and got well exposed frames...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 7,681
Posted By Mephiloco
Wish I could help, I usually do 1:100 or 1:125...

Wish I could help, I usually do 1:100 or 1:125 when pushing tri-x and get great results.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4841698256_8a41e181d0.jpg

My first shot ever on my M5, from last week. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,448
Posted By Mephiloco
I kinda like my M5. Just saying.

I kinda like my M5. Just saying.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,731
Posted By Mephiloco
My M2. It's at DAG right now and I'm tempted to...

My M2. It's at DAG right now and I'm tempted to put it on the classifieds and let someone have it for the cost of repairs. I got it for $400 with holes in one of the curtains, fixed the curtains. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mephiloco
I bought a Bessa R just recently (past 2 weeks)...

I bought a Bessa R just recently (past 2 weeks) for about $180 ish. All my lenses are screw mount so it works out pretty well for me
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-26-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 10,581
Posted By Mephiloco
Virginity Hit. I saw a screening back about 6...

Virginity Hit. I saw a screening back about 6 months ago and hadn't heard anything about it since, except that it was going to be shown at Comic Con. I also think there was some Battle: Los Angeles...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-26-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 10,581
Posted By Mephiloco
I was supposed to go for the first time this...

I was supposed to go for the first time this year; movie I worked on was finally announced on Saturday after about a year of secrecy. Guess I'll just have to go out west in September for the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-25-2010
Replies: 922
Views: 71,550
Posted By Mephiloco
I'd be interested in shooting some kodachrome. ...

I'd be interested in shooting some kodachrome. I've never even shot any kind of slide film :(
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,741
Posted By Mephiloco
I have 3 total, all LTM. Sold off my EF mount...

I have 3 total, all LTM. Sold off my EF mount 50/1.8, my FD 50/1.4 and 50/1.8, and now only have my 50/1.5 Summarit and 2 different versions of the Jupiter8.


Oh, and the 52/2.8 Industar, though...
Forum: RFF News 07-22-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10,621
Posted By Mephiloco
Yeah I see it for sale all the time, was thinking...

Yeah I see it for sale all the time, was thinking I'd do a roll in the future sometime, but I didn't realize it'll have to be sooner rather than later
Forum: RFF News 07-22-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10,621
Posted By Mephiloco
Didn't realize processing was ending in December....

Didn't realize processing was ending in December. I've still never shot a single frame of kodachrome, guess I should get one roll or two and shoot some things just for the hell of it
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mephiloco
I stand develop in Rodinal, 1:100 or 1:125. Shot...

I stand develop in Rodinal, 1:100 or 1:125. Shot below was iso 1600, 1:150, 84 minutes stand develop, minor agitation at 42 minutes, water was tap temp which is usually 70 or 80 F when it's not...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-22-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 11,212
Posted By Mephiloco
film stock will be dead in the film industry once...

film stock will be dead in the film industry once all the old DP's are dead with the exception of those who shoot on 35mm or 16mm for nostalgia or effect. More and more movies are going digital due...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-21-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 11,212
Posted By Mephiloco
I don't print very large, but the reason more...

I don't print very large, but the reason more megapixels would be beneficial to me (in theory) would be the ability to crop and not lose detail. In theory, with enough megapixels and a lens with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-21-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 11,212
Posted By Mephiloco
I can't agree with your points. Film Leicas...

I can't agree with your points. Film Leicas require more maintenance than almost any other respectable film camera. A canon dslr is more reliable than a film leica just as I would assume an M8 is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 8,251
Posted By Mephiloco
I use Tri-X for most purposes. It pushes to 3200...

I use Tri-X for most purposes. It pushes to 3200 very easily, even 6400. At 1600 the only cheap film is Neopan 1600, which I have never gotten good results with, and Tmax3200 is about 3-4x as...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mephiloco
Well, the reason I was working on the lens over...

Well, the reason I was working on the lens over my bed was because my floors are all hardwood, as is my desk that I usually do work on. Any screw or bearing is going to fall, bounce, and never be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 68,218
Posted By Mephiloco
I got a good deal on most of my gear, though...

I got a good deal on most of my gear, though nothing like the post above me.

M2 with hole in shutter curtain for $400, repaired it myself
M5 with working meter, no issues, $500
Bessa R, missing self...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 19,125
Posted By Mephiloco
Tri-X is my goto film (Arista Premium), works...

Tri-X is my goto film (Arista Premium), works great from 400-6400, though I only push to 3200 at most these days since I have faster lenses now. I use Acros for slower work, and Efke 25 for super...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mephiloco
Worked perfect for me. The pen roller is a...

Worked perfect for me. The pen roller is a little smaller than the original bearing, but it clicks fine, a little softer than it used to (as was your experience), but now the aperture ring on my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mephiloco
Thanks for the less than helpful advice. I'd...

Thanks for the less than helpful advice. I'd sooner use the otherwise now fixed lens without click stops than be without it for 4+ months just to pay for a bearing and less than 5 minutes of labor.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mephiloco
Where to get a replacement aperture bearing for CV 35/1.7

I was doing a small repair on my ultron 35/1.7 and have lost the aperture bearing (so that it clicks on fstops) due to my dog jumping on the bed while I was working. I can't find anything online...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mephiloco
Yeah, I've had my M2 and my portrait lens at DAG...

Yeah, I've had my M2 and my portrait lens at DAG for about 3 months now, told him I needed it back ASAP for a trip I was going to take. I sent him an email last week telling him not to worry about...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,540
Posted By Mephiloco
my girlfriend just bought a cheap fuji p&s. I...

my girlfriend just bought a cheap fuji p&s. I don't know any girls, or really anyone, near my age that uses leica or hasselblad equipment. There's a DP I work with that shoots with a m8 and a m9,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-13-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 7,171
Posted By Mephiloco
I only send my M2 in when it needs repairs,...

I only send my M2 in when it needs repairs, which, unfortunately, is more often than any other camera I've ever owned. I've just bought a Bessa to use, because honestly, the cost of a bessa and an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-15-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 11,177
Posted By Mephiloco
Well we didn't get supplies for a good week. ...

Well we didn't get supplies for a good week. People were talked into not donating because for some reason we 'deserved' what happened. And about predicting, they've been predicting disaster of this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 11,177
Posted By Mephiloco
One of my good friends (best friend of my gf of 4...

One of my good friends (best friend of my gf of 4 years) is Haitian and the majority of her family still lives in Haiti (her and her parents are stateside, along with some cousins etc) and they've...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-03-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,593
Posted By Mephiloco
5d Mk2 is a better camera in terms almost...

5d Mk2 is a better camera in terms almost everything, except size. Also, you can get a 50mm sonnar for the 5d mk2, just get one in yashica mount and throw an adapter on it.

Also, about the 5d...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-26-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mephiloco
How many is 'many' ? Because the 'majority' of...

How many is 'many' ? Because the 'majority' of people using cameras (especially in 3rd world countries) use digital. With film stocks being discontinued monthly and revenues from processing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,512
Posted By Mephiloco
I'd go with a Jupiter 8. I have 2 of them, which...

I'd go with a Jupiter 8. I have 2 of them, which happen to be the only russian lenses I have ever bought/owned, and they're both flawless, with the exception of a hair or something in one of them. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 9,765
Posted By Mephiloco
$100? Where?

$100? Where?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,557
Posted By Mephiloco
I go with Tri-X/Arista Premium as my normal usage...

I go with Tri-X/Arista Premium as my normal usage film. You can pull it down to 200 (or 100 I guess) and push it to well over 6400 with very usable results--all in rodinal.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12,628
Posted By Mephiloco
I have a Canon T90, which I've been neglecting...

I have a Canon T90, which I've been neglecting lately that I cannot bring myself to sell. I sold of all the lenses except for the 35/2.8 and was planning on getting a 35/2 but never got around to it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 7,436
Posted By Mephiloco
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/29931/U29931I1248329374.SEQ.0.jpghttp://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/29931/U29931I1248329376.SEQ.0.jpg



Both of these are Tri-X at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 20,447
Posted By Mephiloco
Tri-X and Rodinal is the route I've been going. ...

Tri-X and Rodinal is the route I've been going. Good results from ISO 200 up until 6400 for me with Tri-X. Regardless of what lenses/speed I shoot I'm covered with tri-x/arista premium.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,470
Posted By Mephiloco
all 3 of my rings are no name made in china, and...

all 3 of my rings are no name made in china, and I've had 0 problems. One came with a lens, one came free from the christmas thread, and one came from hong king for $13 shipped. Some fit a little...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 6,284
Posted By Mephiloco
IS is great, even on point and shoots. My...

IS is great, even on point and shoots. My girlfriend has a canon P&S which I had very little faith in since the max aperture is something like 3.2 and highest iso is 1600 (supposedly it'll be 3200...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-26-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Mephiloco
I use these:...

I use these: http://www.falconsafety.com/dustoff/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemId=75

I've got a case of the refills laying around somewhere as well as an extra nozzle. They're expensive but I get them...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 7,807
Posted By Mephiloco
I think tubes for HiFi are largely overrated. ...

I think tubes for HiFi are largely overrated. When it comes to reproducing sound, solid state is more accurate, for creating sound in the first place, tubes are the way to go.

All my guitar amps...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-24-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 9,734
Posted By Mephiloco
More battery drain my ass. Every modern...

More battery drain my ass. Every modern slr/rangefinder for the most part has an electronic shutter. My XTi can fire off over 500 shots in raw off a single battery. The current drawn from an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Mephiloco
for mac there's Boinx fotomagico. i think it's...

for mac there's Boinx fotomagico. i think it's www.boinx.de

actually I think they have a pc version as well
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 4,934
Posted By Mephiloco
I concur. I shoot with my girlfriend's p&s every...

I concur. I shoot with my girlfriend's p&s every now and then, which is a Canon sd780, and it takes great pictures, even in low light (thanks to the IS), but whenever I take pictures with it, I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mephiloco
For those interested, Don has quoted me...

For those interested, Don has quoted me $55+Shipping to repair the lens.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mephiloco
I didn't lube the blade, just the focusing...

I didn't lube the blade, just the focusing helicoil. There is no oil at all on the blades, I put some tacky oil on a rag and rubbed it on the aperture ring since it wouldn't move past 2.8. Used...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mephiloco
The optics are fine, the only thing wrong is the...

The optics are fine, the only thing wrong is the aperture blades. I like the lens (from the 2 or 3 shots I've gotten out of it) but for $100 I don't know if it'll be worth it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By Mephiloco
Lens Repair Advice

I just recently acquired a Canon 85/1.9 from the classifieds. The focus was stiff so I lubed it up and got it working better, aperture ring was stiff so I cleaned out the rust and lubed that as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 4,934
Posted By Mephiloco
First week of production on a movie. I'm in...

First week of production on a movie. I'm in camera department. Principal photography started on sunday; We didn't have the camera working until about 5 hours before shooting and had spent the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By Mephiloco
Not really 'fall-esque', but they were shot this...

Not really 'fall-esque', but they were shot this fall on my Summarit.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/4118427447_d1a579beb8.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2629/4119196366_fa7393922b.jpg
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